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Potluck Shabbat
1st Friday Each Month

Join us for a wonderful potluck following 6:15pm services. This is delicious food you won't want to miss!!!

Potluck Guidelines

Food should be dairy or vegetarian, use hekshered ingredients, and brought in a disposable pan/vessel. Food cannot not be heated in our kitchen. See Rabbi's detailed guidelines (pdf file) and explanation of hekshered.


Musical Shabbat
2nd Friday Each Month

Join us at 6:15pm for evenings of melodic worship with a little groove thrown in by our own congregational band. These are evenings you won't want to miss!!!


Shabbat Unwrapped
3rd Friday & Saturday
Each Month

Join us at 6:15pm Friday or 10:00am Saturday for a special Shabbat where Rabbi Bass will explain parts of the service, or point out some aspect of a specific Tefilah. This is designed to deepen connections to our ancient roots, and grow in our understanding of our tradition.

Religious School Teacher and Youth Group Leader positions available; CLICK HERE to  
learn more!


Etz Hayim was featured in the Washington Jewish Week: CLICK HERE for the article about our upcoming 75th anniversary, our history, and our community!
Latest News and Schmooze

2nd & 4th Thursday Every Month | Israeli Folk Dancing Class, 8:00pm-10:00pm

Sunday, July 12 | Social Action: Gulf Branch Nature Center Improvement Project, 1pm-4pm (at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road, Arlington)
Saturday, July 25 - Erev Tisha B'Av | Tisha B'Av Services, 9:30pm

Sunday, July 26 - Tisha B'Av | Tisha B'Av Services, 10:00am

Sunday, August 30 | Jewish Community Day at Nationals Park, 11:30am (at Nationals Park, 1500 S Capitol St. SE, Washington, DC -- $26/ticket; CLICK HERE to buy tickets!)


If you’d like more information, please contact us by e-mail at or telephone at 703.979.4466.